Nutrients: The backbone of Hydroponic plants
Posted on: 01 January 2014 by Andrew Corra
Mills is one of the first plant nutrients producers to develop a bio-mineral line. The unique formula makes use of both organic and synthetic sources in order to optimize growth rates and yield, while also providing the best flavour and aroma.
Nutrients have always been one of the most vital requirements for the existence of all living things on the planet. If we are talking about living things of course we can't miss out plants! Yes, plants do need the nutrients in order to grow efficiently and provide the required supply of food. However, with urbanization forever rising, and with the increase in population, there is an urgent need to produce quick and healthy food which is able to serve the needs of the ever growing population.
In order to overcome this problem, hydroponic nutrients have played a vital role by providing vitamins, hormones and other primary and secondary traces of nutrients that are required for the proper growth of plants. The amount and type of nutrition depends mostly on how much fast and healthy do you need your produce. The hydroponic system also uses additives that assist the plants in the consumption of the required vitamins and nutrients. It is recommended to do a little research to know more about all the vitamins and nutrients that go into the nurturing of your plants.
Throughout the growth of a plant, its nutritional needs keep on changing. Hence every stage of the growth seeks keen and acute monitoring. The most important stages include the vegetative stage and the flowering cycle. Here, according to the law of nature, the strongest one survives. It means that weaker plants would die in this phase. This results into yielding healthy plants with rich taste and appearance. Most significantly, the desired nutrition needs to be increased along with nitrogen each week.
Regardless of the size of the hydroponic system that you have setup, at least ½ to 1 gallon of nutrient solution is needed for every plants in the system. Additionally, use a TDS meter which would scrutinize the rapid change in the TDS and pH level of the plants.
It is a common tactic amongst many gardeners to use the two reservoir system, one for holding the solution and the other to hold water for changing the solution for further nutrients. Apart from keeping the water free from chlorine, this method also ensures that the water remains at room temperature.
Implementing proper strategy and methods really does help in minimizing the occurrence of nutrient imbalance, also helping to provide the best nurturing for your plant.